Advise re: cracked case on iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kwyn, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. kwyn macrumors regular

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    There is a lot of dust under the glass of my iphone.

    Went to Mac store. Genius said it could be replaced for free, then he said "wait" and showed me a crack in the back (where I dropped it one time) and said it would be $199.00 to replace.

    Should, I suck it up and continue to use it with dust under the glass (not that bad yet) or buy a new one for $199.00?

    or any other ideas?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    good point
     
  4. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    do you have $200 to blow.
     
  5. kwyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope. The dust right now doesn't matter $200.00 worth to me (in this day and age).

    I guess I was just concerned that it may build up more where it interferes with what I can see (or touch), or the crack may get worse or something... I dunno...That may be worth $200.00

    Typically, I thought I would have to pay full retail if I dropped the phone, so I wanted to act fast on the $200.00 if the problem gets bad. If I always have the option to replace for $200.00, I'd just wait, but I'm worried that if I wait too long I'd have to pay Full retail.
     
  6. Jess.H macrumors member

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    This is really what it comes down too. If you see this as a valuable investment in your happiness, then go for it. :)
     
  7. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd just take it back and get a different genius. I doubt dropping it would cause that.
     
  8. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Unless the dirt is entering the crack he created.
     
  9. kwyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was wondering that too. I put a case on it (a soft rubber one, shoulda done this earlier before I dropped it on the driveway I guess).

    Question: If I wait until the new one comes out, they wouldn't let me just buy the new one at the subsidized price would they??(i got the 3G in october-ATT)???
     
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  11. kwyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    What if the same dude is there???
    :confused::eek:
     
  12. TwelfthAG macrumors newbie

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    Go to a different Apple Store?
     
  13. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't have a lot of dust under my glass, but there was a spot. It was easy for me to shake the device and physically move the dust out of the way. Since then I haven't seen it.
     
  14. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Thats the nice thing about the original, was a sealed unit now the 3G are they are open:(
     

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